You’re already a winner!
Right out of the gate, your day at the races is better when it starts with Sound Transit. Don’t pony up for gas and parking. Instead, use your travel time to study the Daily Racing Guide, monitor track conditions and determine your wagering strategy!
First, take Sound Transit buses or trains to Auburn Station.
ST Express 578
- For an afternoon at the track watching live racing: special weekend service runs on select weekends and Memorial Day in late morning from Lakewood, South Tacoma, Puyallup and Sumner to Auburn Station; return trips run mid-afternoon, leaving Seattle after the Mariners or Sounders FC game ends. Scheduled dates are April 13, 26 & 27; May 11, 25, 26 & 31; June 1, 15 & 29; July 13 & 27; Aug. 10, 30 & 31; and Sept. 27.
- For simulcast racing fans and those who like to get there early: weekday commuter trains run 10 round trips Monday through Friday during early morning and late afternoon ‘rush hours’ with Auburn Station service to and from Lakewood, South Tacoma, Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Kent, Tukwila and Seattle.
Service to and from downtown Seattle, Federal Way, Sumner and Puyallup runs all day, seven days a week.
ST Express 566
Service to and from Renton and Kent runs all day on weekdays only.
Find schedule times, fares and station information at soundtransit.org/emeralddowns.
Free Pony Express shuttle
From Auburn Station, catch Emerald Downs free Pony Express shuttle service to the racetrack. The shuttle leaves Auburn Station hourly beginning at 9:15 a.m. daily; return trips to Auburn Station leave Emerald Downs on the hour through 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 p.m. weekends.